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Have You Recycled Your Christmas Tree Yet?

Fire officials advise disposing off Christmas trees early before they become potential fire hazards.

Have You Recycled Your Christmas Tree Yet? Have You Recycled Your Christmas Tree Yet? Have You Recycled Your Christmas Tree Yet?

Only a week-and-a-half ago, a forlorn Christmas tree brought joy to a family on Yosemite Drive as it adorned a living room in all its holiday glamor. But then it sat lonely and abandoned in a trash bin, waiting to be picked up by sanitation crews.

Unike many others who shelled out big money for a tree, thereby raising the temptation to keep the tree indoors long after the holidays, this family did the wise thing: It got rid of the tree before it could cause a fire, turning a happy time into a tragedy.

Editor's Note: The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation has a Christmas Tree recycling program under which trees too big to chop and fit into a green waste bin can be placed next to the bin on the curbside on collection day.

Correction: The initial version of this article inaccurately stated that the Christmas tree was housed on Yosemite Way. The correct location is Yosemite Drive.

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